Meet Jesus on your yoga mat.
That is the mission of Holy Yoga, a Christ-centered practice of yoga that came to Memphis at Independent Presbyterian Church almost two years ago.
This practice goes beyond the basics of traditional yoga, which focuses on physical postures, breathing and meditation toward unity with self, to physical worship of Jesus Christ and unity with Him, regardless of denomination.
Lucy Forrester, who has taken
Christian yoga classes for about five years, said that she was initially apprehensive. “I was very skeptical of the practice of yoga, mainly based upon plain ignorance and my own assumptions,” she said.
However, after trying a class, she was hooked.
Dealing with some muscular and flexibility issues, Forrester, who is also a five-year breast cancer survivor, said Holy Yoga helped her heal both emotionally and physically.